Thank goodness Ozzie smith was good in defense

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Because according to these moments he would struggle to hit in little league.

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I finished all the moments pretty quick once I realized he can't hold his own in a whiffle ball league..... ended up bunting in every plate appearance.

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He wasn't a good hitter. One of the best if not the best defender ever but straight up the only difference between Ozzie Smith and Andrelton Simmons is the time period they played in

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@fletch62176_psn said in Thank goodness Ozzie smith was good in defense:

I finished all the moments pretty quick once I realized he can't hold his own in a whiffle ball league..... ended up bunting in every plate appearance.

You drag bunt or push bunt? Seriously the only thing these moments do is highlight how absolutely useless contact hitters are in their game.

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drag bunt

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He hit for decent, but not great average, and the most HR's he ever hit in a year was 6 which is why his power is so low. His power is so low that even gapping the outfielders is hard in this game.

Interesting stat - He struck out fewer than 50 times in every season he played (19) and he walked more than he struck out in every season he played. Unfortunately, his style of hitting and play does not translate into the game very well.

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I dont understand how Ozzie can get in the HOF with his defense alone and Andruw Jones who is one of the best defensive center fielders ever is held out cause he did not hit for a high enough average. He did decline kinda early, but his defense alone should get him in with his 400 plus homers.

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I just bunted my way through the program lol

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Bunted every AB as well, 'cept a couple 46mph EV where the 2nd baseman broke a sweat to charge and catch it.

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@pdoss3_psn said in Thank goodness Ozzie smith was good in defense:

I dont understand how Ozzie can get in the HOF with his defense alone and Andruw Jones who is one of the best defensive center fielders ever is held out cause he did not hit for a high enough average. He did decline kinda early, but his defense alone should get him in with his 400 plus homers.

The fact that Jones isn't and Harold freaking Baines is makes me physically ill. Jones is almost double career WAR, and like you said, one of the best defensive OFs ever...

It's like a case of "who you know".. Baines got in because of his relationship with Larussa who is on the HOF committee.. Jones has Bobby Cox, but Bobby probably fishes all day or something

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Lol shout out to all the bunt suggestions. Sure enough easy peezy. Glad I came here to rage lol

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Yep, bunting is the road to take for sure.

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Bring on the Omar Vizquel program!

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@untchable704_psn said in Thank goodness Ozzie smith was good in defense:

Because according to these moments he would struggle to hit in little league.

I mean he was a career .260 hitter with 28 career homeruns in like 20 years played. That's pretty bad lol...Of his 2460 career hits only 500 were XBH. Bad again,

Elite defender though. Not as good as Vizquel but elite nonetheless.

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@random_schmuck_psn said in Thank goodness Ozzie smith was good in defense:

Bring on the Omar Vizquel program!

The fact that Omar, the better defender and much better hitter, probably won't be showcased, is pretty sad. In more ways than one.

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@el-fiama-bianca_xbl said in Thank goodness Ozzie smith was good in defense:

@random_schmuck_psn said in Thank goodness Ozzie smith was good in defense:

Bring on the Omar Vizquel program!

The fact that Omar, the better defender and much better hitter, probably won't be showcased, is pretty sad. In more ways than one.

Huh? What did you just say? Better defender than who?

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@nanthrax_1_psn said in Thank goodness Ozzie smith was good in defense:

@el-fiama-bianca_xbl said in Thank goodness Ozzie smith was good in defense:

@random_schmuck_psn said in Thank goodness Ozzie smith was good in defense:

Bring on the Omar Vizquel program!

The fact that Omar, the better defender and much better hitter, probably won't be showcased, is pretty sad. In more ways than one.

Huh? What did you just say? Better defender than who?

Omar Vizquel is a better defender than Ozzie Smith and if you think otherwise, you clearly didn't watch much baseball during their playing days.

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@el-fiama-bianca_xbl said in Thank goodness Ozzie smith was good in defense:

@nanthrax_1_psn said in Thank goodness Ozzie smith was good in defense:

@el-fiama-bianca_xbl said in Thank goodness Ozzie smith was good in defense:

@random_schmuck_psn said in Thank goodness Ozzie smith was good in defense:

Bring on the Omar Vizquel program!

The fact that Omar, the better defender and much better hitter, probably won't be showcased, is pretty sad. In more ways than one.

Huh? What did you just say? Better defender than who?

Omar Vizquel is a better defender than Ozzie Smith and if you think otherwise, you clearly didn't watch much baseball during their playing days.

That is the most idiotic thing I've ever heard in my life.. seriously. So dumb.

Ozzie Smith isn't just the best defending SS of all-time. He's the best defender of all-time. And it's not even close.. he's wayyyy ahead of Omar.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/WAR_def_career.shtml

5 less years than Omar too lol..

Nobody who knows baseball would ever agree to you on that dumb statement my man. Ozzie is the goat. Well known fact.

And I'm probably older than you and did watch them during their playing days.. especially Omar.

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His card is useless. They better stop making evolution programs with him lol

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400 more games than Ozzie with 100 less errors.... .985 fielding % vs .973 & a better career DRS ranking.

I grew up in Cleveland in the 90s. I idolized Omar and Robbie.

GG though. Your opinion vs mine. Waste of time arguing.